Marc Chagall’s granddaughter, Bella Meyer, recalls vivid memories of the artist speaking about his love and muse, Bella Chagall. Les Amoureux, on offer this November, depicts Bella and Marc mid-embrace, masterfully capturing “the beauty of life.”
The fair underscores its links with the museum world in its third edition. Plus highlights from Paris Photo and Also Known as Africa
Fine Arts Paris began in 2017 as a boutique affair of 34 dealers, and though it has now grown to 46 exhibitors – most of them French – it still prides itself on carefully crafted displays and museum-quality works. This year (13–17 November), the fair is looking to underscore its links with the museum world with an events programme that offers behind-the-scenes tours of various institutions. Visitors will also be treated to a first look at the Château de Fontainebleau’s most recent acquisition: a late 16th-century mythological scene by a follower of Francesco Primaticcio. La Piscine – the museum of art and industry in Roubaix – provides a pop-up display of works from its collection, by artists including Marc Chagall and Camille Claudel.
At Galerie Charvet there is a selling exhibition on the theme of museum interiors; highlights include a painting of a man polishing the armour of a horse guard at the Royal Armoury in Turin, by the Piedmontese artist Giovanni Giani in 1892. [ . . . ]
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There was an unmistakable disconnect at Sotheby’s auction Tuesday evening that reinforced the results at Christie’s the night before: despite a low-energy salesroom and few bidders on each lot, some people spent a lot of money on art.
Marc Chagall was the man of the night, with his “Les Amoureux” — depicting the artist in a loving embrace with his first wife, Bella Rosenfeld — which sold for $28.4 million with fees, a high for the artist, over a top estimate of $18 million. It went to a client bidding on the telephone represented by Irina Stepanova, head of Sotheby’s Moscow office [ . . . ] More at NYTimes
Just a bit more about “Carrieres de Lumieres” in Les Bause, and the unique multimedia exhibition of Marc Chagall.
From the program notes:
Produced by Culturespaces, with the assistance of Marc Chagall Committee, and directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi with the musical collaboration of Luca Longobardi, this show provides an opportunity to rediscover the significant work of Marc Chagall, artist of Russian origin and French nationality, acquired in 1937.
Digitized and projected on 5000 m² of Carrières de Lumières with walls up to 14 meters high, this new multimedia exhibition is conceived as a journey through the major stages in the creation of Marc Chagall.